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ZDNet: Top programming languages: Python still rules but old Cobol gets a pandemic bump

By | July 28, 2020

Published on July 27, 2020, by ZDNet

Python is still the most popular programming language, but Cobol has become more popular again this year because of the strain unemployment benefits systems have been put under during US coronavirus lockdowns, according to electrical engineering publication IEEE Spectrum.

There’s nothing controversial about the very top end of IEEE Spectrum’s 2020 programming-language rankings, which are consistent with other popularity indexes, including those from developer analyst RedMonk, Tiobe, and GitHub.

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